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Poster: elkdog Date: Feb 17, 2007 4:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: is phil loud enough?

I think what you're hearing is the difference between a 2-track tape, which is what the Dick's Picks are, and a multi-track mix, such as the "vault" releases like Cow Palace. You can't turn up Phil on a 2-track, so what you get is a really nice sbd tape where the instruments are generally mixed to sound good in the hall (where bass can really reverberate, thus needing less presence in the mix to be heard well) rather than on tape. I think the Betty Boards are an exception, as they were mixed separately for tape- all the ones I've heard sound fantastic, at any rate.

All the non-DP's ought to (and do) sound pretty immaculate, as they are mixed specifically for the release. The rumored upcoming release of an 11/73 Winterland box set has me drooling, to be honest.

There's a lot of Phil on DP 14, a great 1973 release, for the record.


This post was modified by elkdog on 2007-02-18 00:29:50

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Feb 17, 2007 4:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: is phil loud enough?

Never enough 73 !!!!!!!!